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Ms Gaynor Smith

Ms Gaynor Smith

Counselling, Psychotherapy 30013532

  • Fee assured
Overview
Fee assured

Specialises in

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Counselling
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Transactional Analysis (TA)

Bupa specialist

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health services

About me

I gained my Diploma in Therapeutic counselling in 2002, at Derbyshire college, with Natural Therapy training. I then completed a years training in Person Centred Art Therapy skills, and in 2004 I completed Bereavement training with Cruse.
I went on to train with Dr Bill Webster and began to work facilitating groups of people who were coming to terms with loss and grief.
During my training I volunteered with 4 agencies. I was an adviser at a young peoples advice shop, a new deal mentor working with long term unemployed, I also volunteered at South Yorkshire Counselling service and Mansfield Counselling service.
I eventually became the counselling co -coordinator at Mansfield Counselling service in a paid post for 5 years.
In 2006 I ventured into private practice. As well as self referrals my referrals come from Shire counselling service, West Notts college where I work with students and staff, Employee assistance programs, GP surgeries and insurance companies. I have also achieved my diploma in Person centred supervision and practice as a supervisor in private practice and within my employed work role.
I have been in post as the clinical lead at Rotherham Abuse Counselling service for 8 years which works with abuse and domestic violence issues in a Trauma informed way. I also am qualified to work with Young people aged 13 and above.

Areas of interest

Depression; Anxiety; Stress; Relationships; Separation & divorce; Sexuality; Grief & loss; Personal development; Insomnia: Abortion / pregnancy issues; Bi polar disorder; Bullying;
Family issues; Internet addiction; Sexual abuse; Domestic violence; Emotional abuse; Illness; Chronic fatigue syndrome; HIV; Self confidence & esteem issues; Self harm; Anger issues; Couple counselling; Infertility. Working with dissociative disorders. I work with people aged 13 and above.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders
  • Neurological disorders
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Procedures completed

  • AA808

    Counselling session - (>50)

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